By Francisco Salazar
The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has extended their current agreement for one more year.
The agreement, which will be extended until the 2023-2024 season, will include a 2 percent increase in compensation (1 percent in minimum scale, or base pay, and a nearly $1,100 increase in guaranteed media payments like digital performances) and several workplace changes that will help the orchestra play more community concerts.
The agreement will also include a 6 percent increase during the current season, which restores salaries to their 2016 levels. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the current base pay is a little over $100,000 and there are around 90 musicians in the orchestra.
The orchestra did announce one change which will see the addition of Marty Bates as executive vice president and COO in 2021.